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Dave Brooksher
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Nevada City pool contract goes to local firm

Shown is the Nevada City pool, Pioneer Park, last year.

Nevada City is planning a new deck for the swimming pool at Pioneer Park, and the contract has been awarded to a local business.

"I was happy to get the job," said Grady Jones, owner of Bobby Jones Concrete, which has offices in Grass Valley and Truckee. His firm put in a bid of $40,500 — which may allow the city to complete the project well under the $75,000 allocated for its completion.

"As soon as the contract gets signed, we'll get started," Jones said.

Jones estimates the job will require a crew of four or five workers, and should take roughly a month from beginning to end. He plans to have the pool ready for use again by spring. For his part of the project, Jones will be tearing out the current deck and hauling it off site. Then, the city will bring in a plumber for two to three weeks. According to city documents, $10,000 has been allocated for plumbing repairs.

After the plumbing is finished, Jones and his crew will be back to pour the pool's new concrete deck.

Jones' 30-year-old firm has weathered the recession, and he says the market for construction has been improving. They're currently working on two other local projects, including the KVMR-FM building in downtown Nevada City and the Western Sierra Medical Clinic at 844 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley.

"I've lived in Nevada City a long time and poured a lot of concrete here," Grady said. "It's been slow, construction wise, but I try to get the jobs I can."

"It is getting a little better," he added.

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